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Eagles soar to netball competition victory

Players contest a game during the Indochina netball tournament at the Cambodian Country Club
Players contest a game during the Indochina netball tournament at the Cambodian Country Club on Saturday. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Eagles soar to netball competition victory

There was no dearth of action or goals in the IndoChina netball tournament which concluded at the Cambodian Country Club on Saturday as the Cambodian Eagles first outfit swept the title with the best record in this round-robin format among five teams.

The winners netted 67 goals from their four wins to take top honours ahead of the Thailand Tigers, who could only score 43 goals in winning four of their games.

A total of 10 games of two 10-minute halves were played during a hectic day’s action, with the title going to the team with the most number of wins and goals.

While the Eagles also fielded their second string in the competition, the Saigon Shooters pitched in with two teams to complete the line-up of five.

Cambodia hosted a similar event way back in 2008 but this was the first time that a team from Phnom Penh appeared as a contestant.

Bangkok is likely to host the next year’s event where the Eagles will be defending their title.

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